Tamsin Ford: Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Exeter Medical School) and Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (Devon Partnership Trust)
Biggest professional achievement to date
My proudest achievement to date is the successful completion of The Incredible Years® Teacher Classroom Management Course, in 80 primary schools across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.
Most profound, life-changing, business moment
Gaining a place for higher professional training on the Maudsley and Bethlem scheme; the resulting exposure to academic excellence turned me from a competent clinician into researcher.
Best life advice ever received
Look after your weaknesses; your strengths will look after themselves.
Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or university…
Do what YOU enjoy and think is important, even if that is not what other people want you to do, and do it the best you can.
If you could make one change to the world
Proper implementation of evidence-based bullying programmes in schools would improve child mental health, and lead to improved adult mental health; bullying is probably our most tractable public mental health problem.
Work hard play hard.
“Handsome is as handsome does”
100 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN 2018
Grow Exeter Magazine launched the ‘100 Most Influential Women 2018’ in Exeter and the region in December 2017 and we received around 500 nominations for influential women from all walks of life; our panel was spoilt for choice and hard-pressed to select only 100 from the talented nominees that they viewed. The Launch of the ‘100 Most Influential Women’ awards in 2018 has perhaps even more value than in any other year as it was just 100 years ago that the first woman was granted the right to vote in the UK.
Women have truly shown that they can shine in any environment, whether that be in the boardroom, teaching our children, climbing mountains, navigating uncharted waters, they can do anything that they set their mind to and we can’t wait to celebrate our own talented 100.
Honouring women in our March edition of Grow Exeter fell in line with International Women’s Day on the 8th March and the 100 finalists have each been featured in this special edition. To see the 100 finalists individually featured, please grab a copy of our March edition by ordering through the link below. We will be publishing each woman online throughout March and April so keep an eye on our Facebook page or website for their stories.
A huge congratulations to everyone nominated and to the #100WomenExeter, you are all amazing!